Dr. Patricia Rigg
Education: B.A. (Concordia), M.A., Ph.D. (Calgary)
Office: Beveridge Arts Centre 430
Phone: (902) 585-1111
Research interests: Victorian Poetry and Fiction; British Aestheticism and Decadence; Feminist Criticism and Gender Studies; Robert Browning; Augusta Webster; A. Mary F. Robinson; Baudelaire and French Symbolist influences on Nineteenth-Century English Autobiographical Poetry.
My research focuses on Victorian poetry, often in the context of gender studies and nineteenth-century culture, and more specifically on autobiography and poetry. Publications include three books: Robert Browning’s Romantic Irony in The Ring and the Book, Julia Augusta Webster: Victorian Aestheticism and the Woman Writer, and A. Mary F. Robinson: Victorian Poet and Modern Woman of Letters, which is forthcoming from McGill-Queens University Press in 2021. I was guest editor in 2017 of a collection of essays for the journal Victorian Poetry and have contributed essays on Victorian poetry generally and Browning, Webster and Robinson specifically to several major nineteenth-century journals. I am currently working on a book length study of English Sonnet sequences in the Anglo-French climate of the Fin-de-Siècle for which I received a SSHRC Insight Grant in 2018.
Teaching: I teach a variety of courses in nineteenth-century poetry and fiction at the undergraduate and the graduate levels, as well as short fiction as a genre.